Charles Sturt University [CSU] Bathurst's annual Sprung Festival is set to get under way this month, showcasing the creative talents of the institution's theatre media students.
The theme for this year's festival is 'Capture the Moment' and for two weeks, seven unique productions will challenge audiences to think, feel and interpret.
"Audiences can expect everything from a musical to an interactive Dungeons and Dragons adventure," festival co-ordinator Alex Vidler said.
"We have a production team of around 80 people for this year's festival, and a key focus will be on providing an interactive experience for audiences."
The festival will make use of three CSU locations: the Ponton Theatre, the Ponton courtyard and the Creative Hub.
In addition to the productions, the festival will include Sprung Sprint, a film competition requiring teams of three to six to write, film, edit and submit a project within 24 hours.
Ms Vidler said the festival has been in the planning process since May, and will celebrate Bathurst's inventive performing arts sector.
"It has been awesome to work alongside so many creative practitioners and from an organisational perspective, I feel the festival will successfully bring the community together," she said.
Ms Vidler is currently on the lookout for interested local performers to provide live entertainment in between festival shows.
The launch event for the festival will take place at The Victoria Bathurst on Wednesday, September 14 from 7pm.
Sprung Festival will run from September 25 to October 5. For further event and ticketing information, visit sprungfestival.com.